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San Antonio Zoo Celebrates 100th Anniversary

In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, the San Antonio Zoo is opening its new Zootennial Plaza featuring an upscale restaurant and custom-designed, hand-painted carousel. more
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10 family friendly things to do in Albuquerque, NM

Hot Air Balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque.
Here are ten activities and destinations you will find in Albuquerque that are ideal for families traveling with children. more
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Philadelphia Debuts New Family Attractions

This year, Philadelphia steps up its tourist appeal with a variety of new exhibitions, attractions, public spaces, and more debuting throughout 2014. Take the kids to the Philadelphia Zoo this spring and try out the new outdoor trail system more
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In the Bronx, Kids Celebrate Halloween with Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns this year on October 5th for five fun-filled weekends. Adopting a dragons and dinosaurs theme, the Bronx Zoo has a host of activities planned to help families celebrate the Halloween season. Visitors can tour the Museum of UnNatural Mysteries, catch a magic show, try their luck in the hay maze, or explore the Extinct Animal Graveyard. more
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When visiting Wisconsin, check out the family zoos

If you’re in Wisconsin, a trip to the zoo makes for an easy and budget-friendly outdoor family day. The Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison offers free parking, free admission and more than 600 animals (including an African penguin chick that just hatched in January!). more
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Fun new website promotes wildlife conservation

Zoo Miami and the Zoological Society of Florida have launched a new website created for students, parents, and educators, to encourage learning, promote wildlife conservation, and to inspire a stronger interest in science. more
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ZooAmerica part of Hershey PA’s Chocolate Month

ZooAmerica, the 11-acre, year-round, walk-through zoo in Hershey, Pennsylvania (Yes, right by Hershey Park!) cares for more than 200 animals representing more than 60 North American species. more
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Lincoln Park in Chicago

The Hotel Lincoln
The view of Lake Michigan from my windows changed my perspective of the great lake and forced me to concede in the everlasting debate I had held with my native Chicagoan friends – that the shores of Lake Michigan are worthy of the title “beach.” more
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Getting them outdoors and away from electronics this fall

At the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay CA
They’re the one thing I always put in my backpack when heading outdoors with kids in the fall — whether they’re 4, 14 or 24. Those Ziploc bags of M&Ms have been known to inspire art creations, stop a meltdown and even spur healthy debate.. more
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